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Houghton War Memorial was originally erected to those from the district who had served and those who had fallen in World War One. Plaques containing the names of those who had fallen and those who had enlisted in World War Two were added to the memorial at a later date.
On Easter Monday the ceremony of unveiling a memorial to soldiers was performed. The progress committee made arrangements. The memorial is composed of granite, the base being of grey Victorian granite and the pedestal of Aberdeen granite. It stands about 10 ft. high, and is of a handsome appearance. On the face is inscribed 'Honor the brave heroes of the Great War, 1914-19— .'' It is proposed to inscribe the names of those who have paid the supreme sacrifice, and on the other side the names of those who return. There were about 50 names to be placed on the stone of those who enlisted from the district, and other Houghton boys who enlisted from other places. Mr. Maughan (chairman of the progress committee), who presided, stated that the ground upon which the memorial stood was presented to the committee by Mr. E. J. Cummins. Mr. Robert McEwin unveiled the memorial, which was draped by a Union Jack.
Chronicle (Adelaide), 14th April 1917
|Address:||Horn Street & Blackhill Road, Houghton, 5131|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.828551|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 9th April, 1917|